Sodexo appoints Margot Slattery to global role - Julie Ennis becomes Country President
August 29, 2019
Margot Slattery, the current country president for Sodexo in Ireland, becomes its global chief diversity officer from 1 September 2019. Julie Ennis takes over as country president, which she will combine with her current role as managing director of corporate services in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Margot has won numerous awards and accolades for her work in promoting diversity and inclusion in Ireland and abroad. She will continue to be based in Ireland and will have responsibility for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives. Her appointment follows the retirement of Rohini Anand as global chief diversity officer, who was based in North America.
As the incoming country president, Julie Ennis now has corporate governance and directorial responsibility for growing the various business segments - corporate, government, education, healthcare and homecare that operate in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Sodexo Ireland has recently been successful in winning high-profile services contracts, the new clients include Mason Hayes & Curran, named 2019 Law Firm of the Year for the Republic of Ireland at The Lawyer European Awards.
Commenting on her new role, Margot Slattery said, “I have always been a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and this for me is a dream role on the global stage. It’s going to be a very interesting and rewarding journey and I am leaving our business in Ireland in the extremely capable hands of Julie Ennis, under which it will continue to grow and thrive.”
Commenting on her new role as country president, Julie Ennis said: “I am delighted for Margot as she has been a true leader for diversity and inclusion in Ireland and abroad and I wish her every success in her new role. I’m also delighted to be taking Sodexo’s business forward in Ireland. It is an exciting time for the business, and we see considerable potential for growth.”
Sodexo, part of the global Sodexo Group the world’s largest services company, delivers services that improve the quality of life to clients in business and industry, education, financial, pharma and healthcare in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Those services range from catering, cleaning, security, reception to asset management, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling clients to focus on their core business. It also includes homecare provision following the acquisition of Comfort Keepers Ireland in 2015. Sodexo employs approximately 3,700 people in over 230 locations in Ireland and Northern Ireland, with a combined turnover of €141 million in 2018.
Julie Ennis (left) and Margot Slattery (right)